Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan: Scorecard, Recap and More from the 3rd ODI in Harare

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Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan: Scorecard, Recap and More from the 3rd ODI in Harare
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A series that had promised much for Zimbabwe ended with a dispiriting, one-sided defeat, as Pakistan came from a game down to win the three-match series, 2-1.

The hosts won the toss and opted to field first, restricting Pakistan well, with only half-centuries from Ahmed Shehzad and Misbah-ul-Haq propping the score up to 260-6.

Even in defeat, Zimbabwe have put up good scores in this series, but by the time they were 87-6, the match was long gone.

They eventually fell for 152, a full 108 runs short.

Here's the story of how the game unfolded and the match scorecard:

 

Pakistan Innings

Pakistan compiled an innings bereft of any great excitement or fireworks, but their eventual total of 260-6 gave them a strong foundation with which to work.

It was a tone set by the openers, Shehzad (54 from 85) and Nasir Jamshed (38 from 51), and continued by the middle order, where Misbah (67 from 85) was the standout player.

There was no great acceleration towards the end, although the team will have been heartened by the return of Mohammad Hafeez—having retired hurt early in the innings, he returned at the death and was unbeaten on 26 by the end of the innings.

 

Zimbabwe Innings

Zimbabwe subsided in their chase of a series victory, losing wickets early and never recovering.

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Hafeez opened the bowling with off-spin and removed Vusi Sibanda (two), and although Hamilton Masakadza (25) and Brendan Taylor (26) looked to rebuild, the middle order offered precious little.

Three run-outs spoke to the confusion in the hosts' batting, while the introduction of more spinners caused more chaos, with Abdur Rehman (two), Shahid Afridi (one) and Saeed Ajmal (two) also striking.

Malcolm Waller (48) salvaged some respectability, but the series had long since ebbed away by the time the 10th wicket fell on 152.

The sides next meet in the first of two Tests, beginning on September 3.

 

Here is the scorecard, as given by the BBC:

Pakistan Innings 260 for 6 (50.0 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Jamshed c Taylor b Chatara 38 65 51 3 1
Shehzad c Raza b H Masakadza 54 134 85 3 0
Hafeez not out   26 42 34 3 0
Misbah-ul-Haq c Raza b S Masakadza 67 110 85 6 0
Amin c and b Utseya   33 31 25 4 0
Shahid Afridi c Taylor b Chatara 7 16 7 0 0
Sarfraz Ahmed c Taylor b Chatara 22 20 13 2 0
Rehman not out   0 2 0 0 0
Extras 0nb 11w 0b 2lb 13  
Total for 6 260 (50.0 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Panyangara 10.0 1 62 0
S Masakadza 10.0 1 65 1
Utseya 10.0 0 47 1
Chatara 10.0 1 48 3
Williams 5.0 0 27 0
H Masakadza 5.0 1 9 1
Fall of Wicket  
66 Jamshed
119 Shehzad
170 Amin
195 Shahid Afridi
243 Sarfraz Ahmed
251 Misbah-ul-Haq
 

Zimbabwe Innings 151 all out (40.0 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
H Masakadza st Sarfraz Ahmed b Rehman 25 47 42 3 1
Sibanda c Amin b Hafeez 2 15 8 0 0
Taylor run out (Misbah-ul-Haq)   26 50 29 5 0
Raza lbw b Hafeez 6 22 16 0 0
Williams run out (Misbah-ul-Haq)   2 12 3 0 0
Waller c Rehman b Ajmal 48 85 71 4 0
Chigumbura lbw b Shahid Afridi 2 14 13 0 0
Utseya run out (Amin)   23 51 50 1 0
S Masakadza   b Ajmal 0   1 0 0
Panyangara c and b Rehman   1 3 4 0 0
Chatara not out   1 4 3 0 0
Extras 0nb 13w 0b 2lb 15  
Total all out 151 (40.0 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Irfan 6.0 0 20 0
Hafeez 9.0 0 39 2
Junaid Khan 4.0 1 22 0
Rehman 8.0 0 24 2
Shahid Afridi 6.0 1 29 1
Ajmal 7.0 1 15 2
Fall of Wicket  
12 Sibanda
46 H Masakadza
66 Taylor
68 Raza
75 Williams
87 Chigumbura
144 Utseya
145 S Masakadza
148 Panyangara
151 Waller
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